Nietzsche on …

On: October 11, 2007
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Erik Borra is assistant professor in Journalism and New Media at the University of Amsterdam.


Nietzsche on Wikipedia:

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.

Nietzsche on Wisdom of the Crowds:

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.

Nietzsche’s arguments against ontologies and pro folksonomies:

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

Niezsche on Google’s critics:

Whoever has witnessed another’s ideal becomes his inexorable judge and as it were his evil conscience.

Nietzsche on the eternal archive:

Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good.

And to conclude, it is clear Nietzsche did not know Twitter nor Jaiku yet:

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.


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